The Chiefs surprised everyone last week by firing GM John Dorsey. The timing of the move was puzzling, to say the least, since Dorsey already called the shots during the important stages of free agency and the draft.
Coach Andy Reid, who finalized a multi-year extension just minutes before the Dorsey news was announced, may or may not have played a role in the team’s GM change. And although the team press release indicated that the parting of ways was mutual, the call was actually made unilaterally by owner Clark Hunt. Hunt apparently grew tired of Dorsey’s easy-going demeanor and lack of internal communication, particularly since that did not jibe with the way Reid conducts himself.
The Chiefs will be looking at both internal and external candidates to fill the vacancy. Here’s an up-to-date list of the names involved in the search:
- Brett Veach, Co-director of player personnel (Chiefs): Hired
- Mike Borgonzi, Co-director of player personnel (Chiefs): Expected to be interviewed
- Ryan Cowden, Director of Player Personnel (Titans): Interview requested
- Scott Fitterer, Co-director of player personnel (Seahawks): Interview requested
- George Paton, Assistant GM (Vikings): Turned down interview
- Louis Riddick, TV analyst: Denies report saying he’s been contacted by Chiefs, says he is not interested in job